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UGA College of Education offers Poverty in Schools workshop Feb. 24

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia College of Education will offer a workshop on effective teaching methods to reach students from poor and working-class families for teachers, administrators, counselors and teacher educators on Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel.

During “The Other Side of Poverty in Schools,” an intensive one-day workshop, participants will learn about the five principles for change to better meet the needs of students from working-class and poor families; develop research-based teaching practices sensitive to students from working-class and poor families; reflect on formative assessments of students from working-class and poor families across the curriculum; take away powerful classroom ideas for incorporating social class-related content; and receive ideas for establishing positive relationships with working-class and poor families.

The workshop is part of the CLASSroom Project @ UGA initiative developed by award-winning faculty members Stephanie Jones and Mark Vagle, associate professors in the college’s department of elementary and social studies education.

Jones is a researcher, professional developer, education consultant and former elementary school teacher. She is the author of Girls, Social Class and Literacy: What Teachers Can Do to Make a Difference and co-author of The Reading Turn-Around: A Five-Part Framework for Differentiated Instruction.

Vagle, also a researcher, is a former elementary and middle school teacher and middle school administrator. He is co-editor of Developmentalism in Early Childhood and Middle Grades Education: Critical Conservations on Readiness and Responsiveness. His research focuses on moment-to-moment classroom interactions and how they influence and impact student learning.

Registration is $125 per participant, and the deadline to register is Feb. 17. Each participant will receive one PLU. To register online or for more information, see